PHILADELPHIA, PA. – April 18, 2018 (cnbc.com) According to an online report by cnbc.com, many passengers aboard Southwest Flight 1380 struggled to use their safety gear correctly when the plane experienced engine issues.*
PHILADELPHIA, PA. – April 18, 2018 (cnbc.com) According to an online report by cnbc.com, many passengers aboard Southwest Flight 1380 struggled to use their safety gear correctly when the plane experienced engine issues.*
April 20, 2018 (medicalxpress.com) As reported by medicalxpress.com recent studies show that bicycle accidents are on the rise. Experts believe education and road redesign will lead to fewer accidents and safer roads for cyclists.*
April 18, 2018 (bizjournals.com) According to a news report by bizjournals.com, a weak safety culture at Amtrak could be contributing to the recent string of accidents and dangerous incidents happening with the train company.*
BOWDON, GA – April 26, 2018 (11alive.com). According to an online news report from 11alive.com, two elderly-aged individuals are dead as a result of a wrong way crash Thursday, April 25, 2018 in Carroll County, Georgia.*
PEACH COUNTY, GA – April 26, 2018 (13maz.com). According to an online news report at 13maz.com, a person has died and another is injured in an accident on Highway 49 in Peach County, Georgia.*
NORTH HALL, GA – April 26, 2018 (gainesvilletimes.com). According to an online news report from gainesvilletimes.com, a man tragically died after being seriously injured in a fatal car crash.*
SOUTH CAROLINA – April 26, 2018 (islandpacket.com). According to an online news report at islandpacket.com, the South Carolina Highway Patrol states that a Bluffton pedestrian is at fault for being hit by a Ford Pickup truck on Wednesday, April 24, 2018.*
FAIRBURN, GA. – April 25, 2018 (ajc.com) According to an online report by ajc.com, a man died in a collision with a tractor-trailer April 25 on Interstate 85 in Fairburn, Georgia.*
CARROLL COUNTY, GA. – April 26, 2018 (ajc.com) A news report from ajc.com indicates two people were tragically killed in a head-on collision April 26 on Ga. 166 in Carroll County.*
CLAYTON COUNTY, GA. – April 26, 2018 (wsbtv.com) The Georgia teen involved in a crash that killed her classmate on Senior Skip Day is facing vehicular homicide charges, according to a news report from wsbtv.com.*
MARIETTA, GA. – April 26, 2018 (patch.com) According to an online report from patch.com, a Cobb County firefighter has received a national honor for his efforts in rescuing a teen who had been washed down a waterfall.
BARTOW COUNTY, GA. – April 25, 2018 (northwestgeorgianews.com) According to an online report from northwestgeorgianews.com, the Georgia State Patrol’s Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team is still investigating an April 24 crash on Highway 20 that resulted in one fatality.*
PEACH COUNTY, GA. – April 26, 2018 (11alive.com) According to a news report by 11alive.com, one person is dead and another has been hospitalized after a vehicle collision that shut down Highway 49 in Peach County, Georgia.*
ACWORTH, GA. – April 27, 2018 (ajc.com) The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it was ordering the shutdown of Daya Trucking of Acworth, Georgia. The decision comes after an investigation found the trucking carrier was violating several regulations.*
DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – April 27, 2018 (ajc.com) According to a news report by ajc.com, a teenage boy saved a woman trapped in a burning apartment building by encouraging her to jump ... then caught her.*
ATLANTA, GA. – April 26, 2018 (reporternewspapers.net) Plans are underway for a new pedestrian trail underneath the Northside Drive bridge in Atlanta, according to an online report by reporternewspapers.net.*
SAVANNAH, GA. – April 25, 2018 (wsav.com) According to an online report by wsav.com, police are investigating a fatal Savannah pedestrian accident that took place outside a warehouse.*
GAINESVILLE, GA. – April 26, 2018 (gainesvilletimes.com) A news report from gainesvilletimes.com indicates that one man is in critical condition following a three-car wreck in Gainesville, Georgia.*
ATLANTA, GA. – April 26, 2018 (flarecord.com) As reported by flarecord.com, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has remanded a wrongful death case involving a U.S. Marine plane crash back to a district court in Florida.*
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – April 27, 2018 (wsbradio.com) According to an online report from wsbradio.com, Charlotte police are looking for a man who drove into a family’s home on April 26.*
SUTHERLIN, OR. – April 26, 2018 (sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com) A driver crashed into a black bear on an Oregon highway April 24, according to an online report from sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com.*
April 27, 2018 (fortuneherald.com) An article from fortuneherald.com analyzes the increasing use of artificial intelligence in motor vehicles and who is at fault when accidents happen in self-driving vehicles.*
FLOYD COUNTY, GA. – April 25, 2018 (northwestgeorgianews.com) According to a news report from northwestgeorgianews.com, a man who was driving a race car and wrecked on Short Horn Road has tragically died from his injuries after spending several days on life support.*
TAMPA, FL. – April 27, 2018 (digitaltrends.com) According to an online news report from digitaltrends.com, a driver in a Tesla vehicle slammed into a gym in Florida on April 22.*
April 27, 2018 (thecarexpert.co.uk) Nissan’s Leaf electric car underwent a series of tougher crash tests for 2018 and received top ratings, according to an article from thecarexpert.co.uk.*
CALHOUN, GA. – April 25, 2018 (dailycitizen.com) As reported by dailycitizen.com, a man who wrecked a vehicle along Highway 53 in Calhoun near Richardson Road has been charged with a DUI and drug trafficking.*
SOUTH AUGUSTA, GA – April 17, 2018 (wjbf.com). According to an online news report at wjbf.com, emergency personnel were dispatched to an accident involving minor injuries where a truck transporting fuel overturned, leaking ethanol onto the roadway.*
AUGUSTA, GA – April 20, 2018 (wrdw.com). According to an online news report from wrdw.com, Georgia State trooper Brandon Gandy sustained injuries in an accident that occurred late at night on Thursday, April 19, 2018.*
BARTOW COUNTY, GA. – April 24, 2018 (daily-tribune.com) According to an online news report from daily-tribune.com, a woman tragically died on April 24 in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 20 in Bartow County. Charges are currently pending against one of the drivers involved in the collision.*
PASCO COUNTY, FL. – April 24, 2018 (newsomelaw.com) According to an online report from newsomelaw.com, a jury in Pasco County, Florida, returned a verdict on March 15 against a Baptist Church and Ford Motor Company in the amount of $25.9 million.*
ATLANTA, GA. – April 25, 2018 (11alive.com) A news report from 11alive.com analyzes why Georgia law does not require adults to wear seatbelts when riding in the back seat of a motor vehicle.*
April 23, 2018 (digitaltrends.com) As highlighted in an online article from digitaltrends.com, the auto insurance industry will likely have to undergo changes as self-driving technology continues to advance and become more mainstream.*
NORTH HALL, GA – April 24, 2018 (gainesvilletimes.com). According to an online news report from gainesvilletimes.com, a pedestrian is seriously injured after being struck by a car in North Hall.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 25, 2018 (13wmaz.com). According to an online news report from 13wmaz.com, a video has gone viral of an accident that almost happened, serving to underscore the risks of reckless driving*
DECATUR, GA — April 24, 2018 (heraldcourier.com). Authorities say a tractor-trailer hit an Atlanta-area school bus, slightly injuring eight students.
CLAXTON, GA -April 25, 2018 (wbrc.com). According to an online news report at wbrc.com, a school bus from Evans County was in a minor accident on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 24, 2018 (gainesvilletimes.com). According to an online news report from gainesvilletimes.com, an El Salvadoran man tragically died after hit-and-run accident on an Atlanta highway.*
MARYLAND – April 24, 2018 (macon.com). According to an online news report from macon.com, an accident occurred when an Amtrak employee was struck by a train in Maryland.*
CARTERSVILLE, GA — April 25, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, a woman sustains multiple lacerations following a beer bottle that was thrown at her car.*
WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 24m 2018 (truckinginfo.com). According to an online report from truckinginfo.com, an autonomous driving bill is stalled in Congress.*
ATLANTA, GA. – April 24, 2018 (patch.com) According to a news report from patch.com, the Leapfrog Group has released its bi-yearly hospital safety grade report, and 15 Georgia hospitals earned top grades.*
Dog bites and animal attacks can be deadly. Attacks by dogs and other dangerous animals causenumerous injuries and hundreds of millions of dollars in personal injuries every year. While the average number of animal attacks has declined in recent years, the amount of damages paid out in personal injury claims has increased.
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA – April 22, 2018 (ajc.com). According to an online news report at ajc.com, a sixteen year old driver struck and killed passenger going the wrong way, per the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.*
GAINESVILLE, GA – April 23, 2018 (11alive.com). According to an online news report from 11alive.com, police are still canvasing the area to find a hit and run driver who killed a pedestrian.*
DEKALB COUNTY, GA – April 23, 2018 (wsbtv.com). According to an online news report from wsbtv.com, a driver of an 18-wheeler has died after a crash on Interstate 285.*
BURKE COUNTY, GA – April 23, 2018 (wjbf.com). According to an online news report from wjbf.com, an accident occurred in Burke County causing power outage.*
AUGUSTA, GA – April 23, 2018 (wrdw.com). According to an online news report at wrdw.com, a school bus driver is responsible for causing an accident on Monday, April 23, 2018.*
DEKALB COUNTY, GA. – April 23, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com). According to an online news report at fox5atlanta, a school bus accident occurs on I-285 in Dekalb County, Georgia.*
ATHENS, GA. – April 12, 2018 (safety.blr.com) According to an online report by safety.blr.com, a U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a fine imposed by OSHA on a Georgia company in connection with a worker’s death.*
The 11th Circuit found that Martin Mechanical Contractors, a Georgia company, needed to pay a $49,000 fine imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The fine was assessed in connection with the death of a worker who fell through a skylight at an Athens, Georgia, warehouse.
HINESVILLE, GA – April 23, 2018 (wbrc.com). According to an online news report from wbrc.com, this week is Georgia Cities Week.*
The start of Georgia Cities Week was on Sunday, April 22, 2018 and it goes until Sunday, April 28, 2018. Georgia Cities Week is a celebration of community achievements and the recognition of the efforts of city employees, volunteers, and groups. The theme this year is “In the Spotlight,” which encourages all Georgia cities, regardless of size, to place their city in the spotlight.
LAURENS, SC – April 22, 2018 (islandpacket.com). According to an online report at islandpacket.com, a fatal accident on a major thoroughfare in South Carolina caused hundreds to drivers to be stranded on Sunday, April 22, 2018.*
CANTON, GA. – April 12, 2018 (patch.com) According to a news report by patch.com, funeral services have been held for the motorcyclist who tragically died April 12 because in an accident on Interstate 575 in Canton.*
ATLANTA, GA. – April 19, 2018 (myajc.com) A potential new law in Georgia on distracted driving is worrying some workers about job performance, according to a news report by myajc.com.*
In March, the Georgia legislature passed a bill that would outlaw use of hand-held devices while driving. The state already has a ban on texting while driving, but the new law extends the prohibition to all use of hand-held electronic devices.
ALTANTA, GA – April 23, 2018 (11alive.com). According to an online news report from 11alive.com, rain and flash flooding warnings were leading to difficulties for commuters in the greater Atlanta area on Monday, April 23, 2018.*
LAURENS COUNTY, SC – April 22, 2018 (indexjournal.com). According to an online news report at indexjournal.com, a two car crash leaves one dead in South Carolina.*
A driver has tragically perished in a crash with another vehicle on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Laurens County, per local authorities. James Spires, aged fifty-six, died in the accident, as reported by Laurens County Deputy medical examiner Vickie Cheek.
COLUMBUS, GA – April 18, 2018 (ledger-enquirer.com). According to an online news report from the ledger-enquirer, police are trying to put together information on two separate late night high speed police chases involving the same U-Haul truck that caused damage to three police cars and injured two officers.*
BARTOW COUNTY, GA – April 24, 2018 (coosavalleynews.com). According to an online news report from coosavalleynews.com, a woman from Rome named Donna Misti Kirkland tragically died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 as a result of a serious accident on U.S. 411 in Bartow County.*
FULTON COUNTY, GA. – April 24, 2018 (cbs46.com) One woman is dead and two others are injured following a tractor-trailer collision in South Fulton, according to a news report from cbs46.com.*
A new app will allow parents in Marietta to track their children’s school buses right from their phones, according to an online report by fox5atlanta.com.
The Marietta School Board has approved an app that will launch this fall and allow parents to stay informed about their children’s bus rides. School buses in Marietta already have GPS tracking on them, and the district’s new app, called “Ride 360,” extends the technology into the hands of parents. The Board sees the app as a way for parents to have greater peace of mind and ease of planning knowing where their children are and when their children will be arriving back at bus stops or at home.
In a report in Business Insider, airline pilot Patrick Smith provides valuable insight into the engine failure that forced the emergency landing of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380. The incident killed a passenger and forced the plane’s pilot to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport. During the emergency landing, the airplane’s pilot and crew managed to preserve the safety of all of the other passengers on the plane.
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – April 15, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, a man from Lawrenceville is dead after a house fire on Bleeker Street, Southwest Gwinnett County.*
The Gwinnett County Fire Department reports that a Lawrenceville man tragically died after a tragic house fire that occurred during the afternoon of Sunday, April 15, 2018. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of a heavy blaze after a neighbor called 911 to report the fire. The fire was finally put out and remains under investigation.
CLAY COUNTY, AL. – April 13, 2018 (trussvilletribune.com) According to an online news report from trussvilletribune.com, two people from Georgia tragically died following a vehicle accident in Clay County, Alabama. The driver of the other vehicle involved is being treated for injuries.*
MANSFIELD, GA. – April 18, 2018 (mansfield.wickedlocal.com) As reported online by mansfield.wickedlocal.com, three vehicles were involved in a crash April 18 in Mansfield. The accident shut down several lanes of traffic in the area.*
ATLANTA, GA. – April 18, 2018 (ibtimes.com) According to an online report by ibtimes.com, a Delta Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Atlanta because of smoke coming from one of the engines.*
COLUMBUS, GA. – April 18, 2018 (wsbradio.com) An online story from wsbradio.com reports that a lawsuit regarding a Georgia teenager’s amputation is still moving forward, despite police concluding no crime occurred.*
In October 2016, Montravious Thomas, then 13 years old, underwent a right below-the-knee amputation following an incident at his school in Muscogee County. Thomas’s lawsuit, which seeks $25 million in damages, alleges that a contract behavioral specialist at his school body slammed him multiple times on September 12, 2016, breaking his right tibia. The severed tibia bone damaged veins in his leg and led to blood loss and subsequent tissue death in his right foot. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta performed the amputation, and Thomas’s medical bills reportedly totaled more than $600,000.
ROME, GA. – April 19, 2018 (coosavalleynews.com) According to an online report by coosavalleynews.com, a Cave Spring, Georgia, man has been charged with homicide in connection with an early April vehicle accident in Rome, Georgia.*
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India - April 20, 2018 (Business Standard). According to a report in the Business Standard, researchers in India have developed technology that can prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver is drunk. The project was a joint effort by Uttarakhand Residential University in Almora, Haldwani-based RI Instruments, and Innovation India. The device is designed to detect the presence of oxidizing alcohol in the driver’s breath with graphene-coated electrodes. The graphene contained in the sensors of the new invention can be sourced from wild grasses or from waste products, either of which provides an environmental benefit from the new technology. If the sensors detect alcohol in an amount that is more than the legal limit, the device will not let the vehicle start.
April 19, 2018 - (RAC) According to a report from RAC, the results of a recent British study suggest that the drivers of self-driving vehicles should be prohibited from engaging in any activities that could distract them. The study, conducted by autonomous vehicle consortium Venturer, revealed that there is a two-second lag between the time that a car switches out of self-driving or autonomous mode to the time that the driver can control the vehicle. Two seconds might not seem like much time, but if you consider that a car moving at fifty miles per hour covers nearly fifty yards within that time, it is easier to see how that two-second lag could become significant in making a difference between whether an accident occurs, or it gets avoided.
According to a news article on CarAdvice.com, the massive recall involving Takata airbag inflators just got even bigger. Mitsubishi Australia just recalled 2003-2008 Mitsubishi Lancers and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions because those vehicles contain the Takata airbag inflators that have proven to be dangerous and even deadly. The recent recall by Mitsubishi Australia added over thirty-five thousand cars to the list of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag inflator recall, which already included over a hundred million automobiles manufactured by various automakers.
BIBB COUNTY, GA. – April 17, 2018 (11alive.com) As reported by 11alive.com, schools and stores in Georgia have started reacting to a lettuce recall after warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.*
HYDE COUNTY, N.C. – April 18, 2018 (foodsafetynews.com) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that a recent Salmonella outbreak began at a Rose Acre Farms egg facility in North Carolina. The outbreak information is reported by foodsafetynews.com.*
GEORGIA – April 10, 2018 (jdsupra.com) A piece by jdsupra.com explores the situations in which you might share some of the liability when your car is rear-ended in Georgia.*
Typically, when you are involved in a rear-end collision in the state of Georgia, the collision will be considered “no-doubt” in terms of liability. In other words, the party responsible for the collision will typically not be in doubt — the person who rear-ended someone else is to blame. The reason for this is Georgia law assumes if a driver has maintained a safe distance behind someone and is paying attention, that driver should be able to stop in time to avoid any collision.
NAHUNTA, GA. – April 14, 2018 (actionnewsjax.com) According to a news report by actionnewsjax.com, a Georgia man tragically died after his vehicle struck an Amtrak train in Nahunta, Georgia.*
Brantley County Medical Services reports that the accident occurred on U.S. Highway 82 in Nahunta, where the train tracks cross the roadway. A pickup truck crossed the tracks late in the afternoon on April 13 and struck the wheels of the train’s rear locomotive. The driver, a man who has not yet been identified, died from his injuries.
CALIFORNIA – April 16, 2018 (internetofbusiness.com) A piece on internetofbusiness.com reports that autonomous car company Waymo has applied to test its vehicles on the roads of California.*
Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company) has applied to the Department of Motor Vehicles to test its vehicles near the Waymo headquarters in Mountain View, California. The cars will not have humans on board, but California regulations will require the vehicles to be able to communicate with remote operators and will require Waymo to submit regular reports regarding accidents.
CROZET, VA – April 15, 2018 (dailyprogress.com). According to an online news report from dailyprogress.com, investigators state that a twin engine private airplane collided into a cellphone tower near Crozet on the night of Sunday, April 15, 2018 before slamming into the side of Bucks Elbow Mountain, killing the pilot.*
DALTON, GA – April 16, 2018 (newschannel9.com). According to an online news report from newschannel9.com, the Georgia State Patrol are conducting an investigation of a vehicular accident that injured a four-year-old child and two others on Monday, April 16, 2018.*
MACON COUNTY, GA – April 16, 2018 (41nbc.com). According to an online news report from 41nbc.com, a woman from Reynolds, Georgia is dead as of Sunday, April 15, 2018 due to skidding off the roadway and slamming into a tree.*
FREEMONT, CA. – April 17, 2018 (baltimoresun.com) According to a news report by baltimoresun.com, Tesla has ceased operations on its new Model 3 vehicle, a move that might be tied to concerns that the assembly system was too automated.*
DEARBORN, MI. – April 17, 2018 (insurancebusinessmag.com) A story from insurancebusinessmag.com reports that Ford is recalling another round of trucks and SUVs. The recall comes not long after announcement of another recall affecting Ford’s vehicles.*
WHITE COUNTY, GA. – April 17, 2018 (ajc.com) According to a news report by ajc.com, charges are now pending against the driver who caused the crash that injured a Lumpkin County Sheriff’s deputy. Officials say alcohol and vehicle speed influenced the crash.*
WOODSTOCK, GA. – April 16, 2018 (patch.com) Two people were injured in a vehicle crash April 16 in Woodstock, Georgia, according to a news report by patch.com.*
The accident occurred April 16 on Interstate 575 north of Ridgewalk Parkway. Woodstock City spokesperson Brittany Page said that two vehicles were involved in the crash. The Woodstock Police Department and the Woodstock Fire Department responded to the scene, where they found two people injured. Both people were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Page indicated one person had serious injuries, and the other suffered minor injuries.
WILKES COUNTY, GA. – April 16, 2018 (wrdw.com) As highlighted in an article by wrdw.com, survivors of a crash that occurred in 1997 finally had the opportunity to thank the first responders who saved them.*
CHATHAM COUNTY, GA. – April 16, 2018 (islandpacket.com) An online news report from islandpacket.com indicates a portion of Interstate 95 was shut down April 16 due to a vehicle accident with traffic backed up for miles. Limited information is available about the accident at this time.*
ALBANY, GA – April 22, 2018 (walb.com). According to an online news report at walb.com, emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of a two car accident on South Slappey Blvd. at West Lincoln Avenue in Albany, Georgia.*
HALL COUNTY, GA. – April 13, 2018 (Macon.com) A 21-year-old man has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a single-vehicle accident in Hall County that left one person dead. The crash details are reported by ajc.com.*
On the morning of April 13, around 7 a.m., 21-year-old Paul Stevens, of Dahlonega, was driving his 2002 Nissan Xterra southbound on Interstate 985 just south of Oakwood near the Plainview Road overpass. Stevens reportedly fell asleep while he was driving and caused a wreck.
BROOKS COUNTY, GA – April 16, 2018 (wctv.tv). According to wctv.tv, a woman has been identified who was involved in a fatal rollover accident that occurred in Brooks County in the evening of Monday, April 16, 2018.*
CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GA – April 16, 2018 (thesummervillenews.com). According to an online news report from thesummervillenews.com, local and state police were busy dealing with a number of crashes in Chattooga County, Georgia this past weekend.*
GEORGIA – April 13, 2018 (thebrunswicknews.com). According to an online news report from thebrunswicknews.com, a car going northbound on I-95 near exit 38 veered off of the highway without reducing its speed, crashed and became engulfed in flames, leaving two people trapped in the vehicle for a certain timeframe.*
MACON, GA — April 19, 2018 (13wmaz.com). According to online news report from 13wmaz.com, the injured daughter of deceased state trooper is finally home after being injured in an accident.*
HENRY COUNTY, GA – March 30, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com). According to an online news report at fox5atlanta.com, a mother of a child thrown from car seat is warning parents about car seat safety.*
COLLEGE PARK, GA – April 20, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com)(11alive.com)(ajc.com). According to online news reports at fox5atlanta.com, ajc.com, and 11alive.com, Georgia State Patrol reports that a four year old girl was tragically killed in an accident during rush hour traffic involving two 18-wheelers on Thursday, April 19, 2018.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 20, 2018 (11alive.com). According to an online news report from 11alive.com, a crash occurred between a vehicle and an eleven-year-old child on a four-wheeler.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 20, 2018 (11alive.com). According to an online news report at 11alive.com, a major accident on Interstate 285 caused major traffic backups near Ashford Dunwoody Road.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 19, 2018 (fleetowner.com). According to an article from fleetowner.com, analyzing accident statistics and data may result in significant improvements in driver safety.*
MACON COUNTY, GA. – April 16, 2018 (13wmaz.com) A woman was tragically killed in a single-vehicle accident April 15 in Macon County, according to a news report by13wmaz.com.*
Georgia State Patrol indicates Sharon Reed, of Reynolds, was driving along Ga. 127 at around 9 a.m. when she left the roadway, drove into a ditch, and hit a tree. First responders pronounced Reed dead at the scene.
LOWNDES COUNTY, GA. – April 13, 2018 (wtxl.com) As reported by wtxl.com, a 24-year-old motorcycle rider tragically died following a collision on Johnston Road in Lowndes County. Authorities are investigating the accident to determine its cause.*
The collision occurred early morning, around 3 a.m., on April 13. The Georgia State Patrol reports that 24-year-old James Michael Thomas Carter, of Valdosta, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on Johnston Road east of Dasher. Georgia State Patrol said Carter lost control of his motorcycle at this point and ran off the road. He reportedly drove off of the road for about 230 feet, went back onto the road for about 180 feet, then crashed the motorcycle.
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA. – April 15, 2018 (13wmaz.com) According to an online report from 13wmaz.com, Georgia Sheriff’s Officers have been issuing numerous speeding tickets on Ga. 400 and are encouraging drivers to slow down.*
Officers in Forsyth County have issued speeding tickets in the last few weeks for driving up to 111 mph on Ga. 400. According to Sheriff Ron Freeman, deputies in Forsyth County have been clocking speeds “that would make NASCAR blush.” In a Facebook post, Freeman said he had recently stopped an 18-year-old driver on Ga. 400 who was traveling at 103 mph on the highway near Pilgrim Mill Road.
SAN DIEGO, CA. – April 16, 2018 (autonews.com) A collision industry software provider is exploring blockchain technology to ensure accessibility and security of repair data, according to a report by autonews.com.*
Blockchain is the technology behind the digital currency bitcoin. Data connected to the blockchain is stored in a decentralized fashion on many computers. When customers have auto repairs, their names, addresses, insurance information, and account records are stored in body shop databases. The information is not readily accessible by other shops but is vulnerable to being hacked.
CARROLLTON, GA. - April 16, 2018 (patch.com) A news report by patch.com indicates that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an incident in which police officers shot and killed a man who was driving a police vehicle toward them. The man had been handcuffed and was in the police car when he gained control of the car.*
FAIRBURN, GA. – April 18, 2018 (ajc.com) According to a news report by ajc.com, a crash involving seven vehicles is causing severe delays on Interstate 85 South.*
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA. – April 18, 2018 (forsythnews.com) A report from forsythnews.com expands upon the recent Facebook post by Forsyth County Sheriff Ron Freeman. Freeman posted a plea for drivers to slow down on Ga. 400.*
DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA. – April 17, 2018 (patch.com) An online report from patch.com states that all lanes of Interstate 20 Eastbound were shut down April 17 following a multi-vehicle accident.*
The Georgia Department of Transportation reported that the accident occurred April 17 on I-20 between Lee Road (Exit 41) and Thornton Road in Douglas County. Several vehicles were involved in the accident, including a tractor-trailer, according to Jesse Hambrick with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
AUGUSTA, GA. – April 18, 2018 (wrdw.com) A news report from wrdw.com provides updated information on the Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy injured in an August vehicle accident.*
As previously reported, Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Crawford was responding to the scene of a vehicle accident at approximately 10:30 p.m. on April 17. He was then involved in another accident at the intersection of Wheeler Road and Walton Way Extension. Deputy Crawford and the other driver were transported to Augusta University Medical Center.
AUGUSTA, GA. – April 18, 2018 (wjbf.com) According to an online report from wjbf.com, a Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy has been injured due to a vehicle accident in Augusta.*
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says Deputy Brandon Crawford was responding to the scene of a vehicle accident when he was personally involved in another accident at the intersection of Wheeler Road and Walton Way Extension. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on April 17.
BIBB COUNTY, GA. – April 17, 2018 (11alive.com) As reported by 11alive.com, schools and stores in Georgia have started reacting to a lettuce recall after warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
NORMAN PARK, GA. – April 17, 2018 (moultrieobserver.com) A woman is dead, and 1-year-old child is in critical condition following a vehicle accident in Norman Park, according to an online report by moultrieobserver.com.*
DELAWARE – April 17, 2018 (whyy.com) According to a news report from whyy.com, Delaware State Police are working to decrease distracted driving in the state and are using some of the strategies implemented by Georgia law enforcement.*
The Delaware State Patrol is partnering with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety to patrol the streets in unmarked cars and issue citations to people who are using their cell phones while driving. The same type of program was implemented in Georgia with success, so Delaware law enforcement officers are trying to replicate it to improve safety on their roadways.
ATLANTA, GA. – April 17, 2018 (news.emory.edu) A report from news.emory.edu details a planned ribbon-cutting ceremony that will mark the opening of a walking and biking path at Emory University.*
The path will join Emory’s Clairmont Campus to Mason Mill Park and will feature a 12-foot-wide trail designed for walking, jogging, and bicycling. The path project was a partnership of Emory and the PATH Foundation, a nonprofit of Atlanta that develops green public pathways. University officials are hoping the path will provide a safer commuting option for bicyclists and pedestrians attending Emory or those traveling to neighboring businesses along the Clifton corridor.
HYDE COUNTY, N.C. – April 18, 2018 (foodsafetynews.com) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has confirmed that a recent Salmonella outbreak began at a Rose Acre Farms egg facility in North Carolina. The outbreak information is reported by foodsafetynews.com.
FREEMONT, CA. – April 17, 2018 (baltimoresun.com) According to a news report by baltimoresun.com, Tesla has ceased operations on its new Model 3 vehicle, a move that might be tied to concerns that the assembly system was too automated.
During the weekend of April 14, Tesla informed Model 3 assembly line workers that they were not to come to work the entire coming week — Monday, April 16, through Saturday, April 21. They were told to use vacation days, personal days, or opt to not be paid. The move marks the second shutdown of Tesla production in the last two months.
DEARBORN, MI. – April 17, 2018 (insurancebusinessmag.com) A story from insurancebusinessmag.comr eports that Ford is recalling another round of trucks and SUVs. The recall comes not long after announcement of another recall affecting Ford’s vehicles.
The latest recall involves nearly 350,000 trucks and SUVs, including 10-speed automatic 2018 Ford F-150s and 2018 Ford Expeditions, and 6-speed automatic commercial-use 2018 Ford F-650s and 2018 Ford F-750s. Ford reportedly initiated the recall because of rollaway concerns.
RICEBORO, GA. – April 18, 2018 (coastalcourier.com) As reported by coastalcourier.com, a child has been critically injured in a collision with a pickup truck near Riceboro, Georgia.*
Georgia State Patrol says the boy is 9 years old and was riding his bicycle south of Riceboro at approximately 5:30 p.m. April 17 when he was struck by a pickup truck. The boy has not been identified but was reportedly riding his bike near the intersection of Peter King Road and Highway 17 and failed to yield. Troopers state that the pickup truck had the right-of-way.
ATLANTA, GA. – April 18, 2018 (mmdonline.com) According to an online report by mmdonline.com, German company Elokon won an Innovation Award at a recent Georgia trade show for a product that prevents industrial truck accidents.*
The device, called ELOshield, is a forklift anti-collision system, and it received the “Best Innovation of an Existing Product” Award at the U.S. Material Handling Institute’s April trade show in Atlanta. This award is given to products that demonstrate the latest advances in supply chain technology.
ROME, GA – April 5, 2018 (northwestgeorgianews.com). According to an article from northwestgeorgianews.com, drivers who work for Lyft and Uber may not have sufficient insurance to protect passengers in the event of an accident.*
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — April 16, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, a seventy-year-old man and his dog perished in a house fire on Sunday, April 15, 2018.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 16, 2018 (caradvice.com.au). According to an online report from caradvice.com.au, GM is issuing a recall of the Saab 9-3 and 9-5 manufactured between 2006 and 2011 as part of the Takata airbag campaign.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 16, 2018 (techrepublic.com). According to an online article at techrepublic.com, Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicates that the delay in Model 3 production is due to an attempt of manufacturing to include an overload of new technology and automation.*
DUBLIN, IRELAND – April 16, 2018 (businessnewswire.com). According to an online report from businesswire.com, the increase in demands for cars results in the increase in demand for the components to manufacture them, especially glass.*
Pneumatic jackhammers are incredibly useful tools. Construction workers use them to break apart masonrieslike brick walls or walks, concrete, and asphalt. Pneumatic jackhammers are very powerfuland noisy machines. The drill bit pounds away at the hard surface and frees up the earth below. Meanwhile, the worker using the machinemust hang on to the potentially dangerous machine as it bounces and kicks around dust and debris.
ATLANTA, GA – April 16, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, hot car deaths in Florida are occurring again with the start of Spring.*
With Spring just arriving, there are children who already dying from heatstroke due to being left in a hot car. Even with milder temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures, leading to hot car deaths. In Florida, eighty-nine children died from being left in a hot car. One child this year has already succumbed to heatstroke in a hot car incident. On average, thirty-seven children die each year in the United States from vehicular heat stroke, pursuant to national statistics. Aside from vehicular accidents, vehicular heat stroke is a leading cause of death for children fourteen years old and under.
ATLANTA, GA – April 16, 2018 (auto.ndtv.com). According to a report from auto.ndtv.com, the newly released AxissFix Air child car seat is manufactured with two side airbags that deploy in just 0.05 seconds in the event of an accident.*
EUE CLAIRE, WI – April 11, 2018 (wsaw.com). According to an online news report at wsaw.com, the home improvement company Menards has filed a lawsuit against a Georgia company due to injuries stemming from moving walkways that were installed in some of the Wisconsin-based stores.*
MARIETTA, GA – April 4, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, a fundraiser has been set up for the family of a man tragically killed in a fatal two-vehicle motorcycle accident in Sandy Springs, Georgia.*
Money is being raised on a YouCaring page to help the family of Cameron Densler, 24, who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Specifically, the family is looking for a donation instead of flowers in memoriam of Densler’s life.
MACON, GA – April 11, 2018 (13wmaz.com). According to an online news report from 13wmaz.com, four individuals were treated at a local hospital after a logging truck overturned and struck the van causing a head-on collision.*
CARROLL COUNTY, GA – April 11, 2018 (times-georgian.com). According to an online news report from times-georgian.com, a man faces numerous charges due to his role in causing an accident after fleeing from police.*
The supect, a man from Douglasville, was taken into custody by police on Monday due to an accident that occurred back in January where he caused an accident, damaging three vehicles and injuring a police officer and two other drivers.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ. – April 10, 2018 (Pressofatlanticcity.com) According to a news report by pressofatlanticcity.com, a Georgia truck driver has been cited for careless driving after striking a traffic pole in New Jersey.*
Shortly before 5 a.m. on April 10, Tommie Faircloth, 60, of Vidalia, Georgia, was driving a tractor trailer near the intersection of U.S. Route 9 and E. Great Creek Road in Galloway Township, New Jersey. Faircloth attempted to make a right turn at the intersection and hit a traffic signal pole. The pole broke away and ended up stuck on the top of Faircloth’s truck.
ATLANTA, GA – April 11, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com). According to an online news report from fox5atlanta.com, bloodless medicine saves teen after being seriously injured in a car crash.*
It is often argued that harnessing the power of electricity enabled the U.S., and most of the world, to move from the Industrial Age into the Modern Age. Our lives would be markedly different if we did not have electricity at our fingertips. In fact, it would not be modern at all.
BRYAN COUNTY, GA – April 17, 2018 (statesboroherald.com). According to an online news report from statesboroherald.com, an off duty police officer from the Bryan County’s Sheriff’s Office is dead after his truck lost control near Eldora Cemetery Circle.*
April 11, 2018 (popularmechanics.com) In a recent article, popularmechanics.com scrutinizes the language people are using to talk about self-driving cars and how that lingo might be contributing to fatal accidents involving these vehicles.*
Many different versions of autonomous driving technology exist today. Some standard cars, like Tesla, Nissan, and Cadillac, have features that allow the cars to make some driving decisions. However, these cars are still heavily reliant on humans to intervene in emergency situations, and many drivers don’t seem to understand that. Part of the reason for this problem, the Popular Mechanics articles says, is the way manufacturers and the media are discussing “self-driving” features.
ATLANTA, GA. – April 12, 2018 (myajc.com) According to a news report by myajc.com, the Georgia Department of Transportation is considering moving its HERO road assistance units following the fire under I-85.*
CARTERSVILLE, GA — April 13, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, a man is accused of causing a head-on crash after leaving a liquor store.
HENRY COUNTY, GA – April 11, 2018 (dothaneagle.com). According to an online news report from dothaneagle.com, an investigation is closed, revealing that numerous factors contributed to the deaths of three local fishermen.*
CRISP COUNTY, GA – April 11, 2018 (wfxl.com). According to an online news report from wfxl.com, the Crisp County Georgia Sheriff’s Office is raising awareness of distracted driving.*
ATLANTA, GA — April 13, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, the United States Postal Service indicates that were 6,244 postal works attached by dogs across the United States, including many in Atlanta and in several Georgia cities.*
ROCK SPRING, GA – April 12, 2018 (wrcbtv.com). According to an online news report from wrcbtv.com, an elderly north Georgian woman is seeking help after a drunk driver crashed into her mobile home.*
The woman’s family contacted Channel 3 due to the fact that not much is left over from her homeowner’s insurance. Faust received a check for $36,000 from her insurance company, which is enough to pay off her mobile home but leaves her with possibly a few thousand dollars left. That in addition to a fixed income is not going to get Faust very far.
ATLANTA, GA. – April 11, 2018 (internetofbusiness.com) According to a news report by internetofbusiness.com, autonomous vehicle company Waymo is pushing forward with its self-driving efforts, despite two recent fatalities involving autonomous technology.*
At the Army Reserve Center in Fort Valley, Georgia, the 421st Quartermaster Company has a team of parachute riggers who personally ensure the safety of reserve and active-duty troops during jumps. They are trained in more than a dozen types of parachutes, each with its own specific packing protocol. These parachute riggers understand that in their line of work, mistakes can cost lives.
ATLANTA, GA. – April 10, 2018 (wltx.com) According to a news report by wltx.com, an Uber driver in Atlanta suffered a medical emergency and crashed the Uber vehicle, killing one passenger. The Uber driver and a second passenger were injured in the accident.*
The Georgia legislature enacted a law which, if obeyed, should make the work of law enforcement officers, tow truck drivers, and the lives of people who need to pull over on Georgia’s interstates safer. The legislature deemed the law necessary because careless and reckless drivers got too close and crashed into vehicles stopped in the emergency lane. Regrettably, drivers needed a law to remind them to avoid vehicles in the breakdown lane.
ATLANTA, GA. – April 12, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com) As a news report from fox5atlanta.com highlights, the Georgia DOT is encouraging drivers to slow down and use caution when driving through work zones.*
SHENANDOAH, VA. – April 10, 2018 (whsv.com) According to a news report by whsv.com, a Georgia woman was killed April 7 in an accident on I-81 in Virginia. The woman was reportedly struck by a tractor trailer while she was standing on the interstate.*
FULTON COUNTY, GA. – April 10, 2018 (philadelphia.cbslocal.com) A news report from philadelphia.cbslocal.com details the firing of an Alpharetta, Georgia, police officer. The officer was reportedly fired for not issuing tickets during minor traffic accidents.*
Alpharetta Police Officer Daniel Capps responded to a recent fender bender in Alpharetta in which resident Charles Westover rear-ended another vehicle at a low rate of speed. Westover said Capps was “extremely courteous” and “very professional” as he assessed the damage to the cars and whether there were any injuries. Neither driver was injured, but the bumpers of both cars were damaged. Capps viewed the incident as a minor fender bender that did not warrant a ticket to either driver.
FULTON COUNTY, GA, - April 10, 2018 (ajc.com) A camp director and a nature center executive have been criminally indicted in connection with the drowning of a 5-year-old boy, according to a news report by ajc.com.*
After deliberating for nearly six hours on April 10, a grand jury in Fulton County charged Camp Cricket Director Terri Clark and Cochran Mill Nature Center Executive Director Maribeth Wansley in the death of 5-year-old Benjamin “Kamau” Hosch III.
EUFAULA, AL. – April 10, 2018 (wrbl.com) The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has located the missing boat involved in an accident that left three fishermen dead in Henry County, Alabama.*
At approximately 9 p.m. on April 4, 51-year-old Keith Price, 52-year-old Timothy Arnold Evans, and 54-year-old John White, all of Henry County, Alabama, put their boat into Thomas Mill Creek off of Lake Eufaula in Alabama. The next day, the families of the men began to worry because the fishermen had not returned home and had not been in contact. The families notified the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
OCONEE COUNTY, GA. – April 11, 2018 (oconeeenterprise.com) A story from oconeeenterprise.com discusses the concerns facing cyclists in Oconee County following the death of a UGA employee who was riding her bicycle.*
On April 3, 45-year-old University of Georgia employee Karen Tinsley was riding her bicycle on Astondale Road when 55-year-old Richard Poulnott, of Watkinsville, struck the back of her bicycle with the front of his truck. Tinsley was thrown off her bike and onto the shoulder of the road. She was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center, where she tragically died from her injuries.
ATLANTA, GA. – April 11, 2018 (wsbtv.com) A federal investigative report has found that the Georgia Department of Transportation is partially at fault in the fire that destroyed a section of Interstate 85 last year.*
On March 30, 2017, Basil Eleby was homeless and using drugs under the bridge on Interstate 85 in Atlanta, just north of where the interstate merges with Interstate 75. He set fire to a stuffed chair that was on top of a plastic shopping cart under the bridge. The fire quickly spread to high-density plastic conduit stored under the bridge, and the bridge was enveloped in flames. The Georgia DOT was storing that conduit under I-85 at the time, as it had been using this area to store numerous construction materials.
CARTERSVILLE, GA. – April 13, 2018 (patch.com) According to an online report from patch.com, a man has been charged with driving under the influence after causing a head-on collision in Cartersville.*
Around 5:30 p.m. on April 11, Paul Michael Sisk, of Euharlee, reportedly went to a liquor store in Cartersville, Toad’s Beverage Co., and drove away from the store in his 1997 Honda Civic. Sisk was traveling eastbound on Old Mill Road toward Etowah Drive. Witnesses say he was driving recklessly, laying drags, and passed several cars before leaving his lane and veering into the westbound lanes.
AURORA, NE. – April 12, 2018 (nebraska.tv) A Georgia truck driver was involved in a collision with another semi-truck April 12 in Nebraska, according to an online report by nebraska.tv. Few details have been released, but both drivers are being treated for injuries.*
Shortly before 4:30 p.m. April 12, Georgia truck driver Timothy Cook, 47, and Ohio truck driver Ibrahim Isaq, 47, were traveling westbound on Interstate 80 outside of Aurora, Nebraska. According to Nebraska State Patrol one of the drivers — it is not clear at this time which one — slowed down on the interstate because of traffic ahead. The other driver failed to slow down and hit the back of the first driver’s semi-truck. Both trucks then ran into the bridge on I-80 at this area of the interstate, Nebraska State Patrol said.
The brain is a mysterious system. Despite the significant advances in psychology and medicine, much remains unknown about how our brains process and store memories. Scientists have produced substantial research in the last few years that help explain the processes our brains go through to recall a specific event.
CAMDEN COUNTY, GA. – April 12, 2018 (news4jax.com) Ahead of a large construction project in Camden County, the Georgia Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to be prepared.*
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a safety alert based on the lessons learned from the I-85 bridge fire that caused the collapse of 600 feet of roadway on March 30, 2017. Commuters and residents no doubt remember well the incident which reaped havoc on Atlanta’s interstates and thoroughfares for about six weeks. Shutting down I-85 cut off a major road around and through parts of Atlanta which flooded the area with vehicles that would not have otherwise traveled on city streets. Fortunately, construction crews enjoyed reasonably good weather so they had the opportunity to work 24 hours per day, seven days per week until they could reopen the highway.
MORGAN COUNTY, GA - April 5, 2018 (morgancountycitizen.com). According to an online news report from morgancountycitizen.com, a man from Rutledge, Georgia was fatally injured last weekend after striking a tree.*
HARDEEVILLE, SC – April 5, 2018 (islandpacketnews.com). According to an online news report from islandpacketnews.com, a man died from serious trauma in a two-vehicle automobile accident in Morgan County.*
DOUGLASVILLE, GA — April 5, 2018 (Patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, the Georgia Department of Transportation reports a 7-car accident westbound on I-20 that occurred before State Rt. 5.*
AUGUSTA, GA – April 5, 2018 (wrdw.com). According to an online news report from wrdw.com, some victims of the tour bus accident that occurred on Thursday involving a drunk driver are still being hospitalized, some of whom are in serious condition.
Most people are familiar with carbon monoxide. They know carbon monoxide, CO, is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. Carbon monoxide sometimes mixes with other gases which can be perceived through the senses. However, you will not know that CO is a component of the gas mixture. To that extent, carbon monoxide is a silent killer — especiallyin an industrial workspace.
GAINESVILLE, GA - (gainesvilletimes.com). According to an online news report from gainesvilletimes.com, a man from Braselton, Georgia tragically died in a motorcycle accident near Unicoi State Park.*
The sight of a fire in the immediate aftermath of a Georgia trucking crash is horrific. That is why it is imperative to get away from a vehicle after a collision in a trucking accident. Unfortunately, many people cannot extricate themselves from the burning wreckage. According to the National Fire Protection Agency's latest figure, approximately 287,000 vehicle fires occur annually. These vehicle fires cause the deaths of about 480 people. The National Fire Protection Agency's statistics did not calculate the number of people injured by a motor vehicle fire.
CUMBERLAND, GA – April 8, 2018 (wcbcradio.com). According to an online news report from wcbcradio.com, police officers from the Cumberland Police Department were dispatched to Brown Avenue on the entrance ramp to I-68 due to an automobile accident.*
DEKALB COUNTY, GA – April 4, 2018 (ajc.com). According to an online news report from ajc.com, a truck became engulfed in flames, blocking a part of I-285 in DeKalb County, Georgia.*
STERLING, Colo. – April 8, 2018 (denvercbslocal.com). According to an online news report from denvercbslocal.com, the individuals that perished early on Saturday morning in a crash involving a semi-truck have been named.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 2, 2018 (gwinnettdailypost.com). According to an online news report from gwinnettdailypost.com, an individual from Lilburn, Georgia tragically died as a result of his injuries in a motorcycle crash on I-85.*
BURKE COUNTY, GA – April 8, 2018 (wrdw.com). According to an online news report at wdrw.com, one woman has died and another is seriously wounded in a Burke County car accident.*
COBB COUNTY, GA – April 10, 2018 (ajc.com). According to an online news report from ajc.com, an impaired driver slams his car into a utility pole, knocking down power lines and taking down a fence in Cobb County.*
MOULTRIE, GA - April 9, 2018 (walb.com). According to an online report from walb.com, the man who crashed his vehicle into a dumpster at a Taco Bell has been identified.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 10, 2018 (ajc.com) – According to an online news report at ajc.com, on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, a girl who was walking to school was struck by a car and killed minutes after she got off of a MARTA bus in Atlanta.*
ATLANTA GA - April 10, 2018 (ajc.com). According to local online news report from ajc.com, man accused of hit and run accident pleads not guilty to killing a teenager.*
Tenants and their visitors and guests have the right to be free from injury when living in or visiting an apartment building in Georgia. Georgia law instructs the owners or occupiers of apartment buildings to keep the premises free from hazardous conditions, both inside of the building and on the outside. The failure to protect from harm a lawful invitee or someone who is the apartment building can lawfully expose the landlord to legal liability in Georgia.
MONROE, Ga. — April 4, 2018 (covnews.com). According to an online news report from covnews.com, a Covington woman was in an accident and police are still attempting to find answers.*
CNN –April 6, 2018 (cnn.com). According to an online news report, a Middlesex County, New Jersey jury awarded $30 million in monetary damages to a man diagnosed with cancer after many years of talcum powder use. The man’s wife also received compensatory damages.*
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA — April 5, 2018 (patch.com) and (usnews.com). According to online news reports from patch.com and usnews.com, a Gwinnett County man has been charged with a DUI after his bus overturned on I-20 in Columbia County, Georgia.*
CARTERSVILLE, GA — April 6, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, a truck driver is cited for hitting a woman pedestrian with his truck in a Walmart parking lot in Bartow County.*
MCRAE-HELENA, Ga. — April 9, 2018 (usnews.com). Legal authorities are searching for a man from Georgia who is allegedly responsible for fleeing from authorities and causing a fatal crash.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 6, 2018 (charlotteobserver.com). According to an online news report from charlotteobserver.com, Cam Nelson, a Carolina Panthers quarterback, was involved in a crash with a dump truck on Thursday, April 5, 2018.*
Dougherty County, GA – April 6, 2018 (walb.com). According to an online news report from walb.com, two individuals are hurt after a crash located at South County Line Road and Moultrie Road in Dougherty County, Georgia.*
DADE COUNTY, FL. — April 5, 2018 (newschannel9.com). According to an online news report from newschannel9.com, a Dade County man is dead after being hit and killed by a train on the morning of Thursday, April 5, 2018.*
ATLANTA, GA. – April 11, 2018 (patch.com) According to an online report from patch.com, a woman had to be extricated from her vehicle following a major crash in downtown Atlanta. The crash reportedly also involved a school bus.*
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) will require that all vehicles manufactured on May 1, 2018 or after must have a backup camera. The NHTSA instituted the rule to reduce the incidents of backing accidents that occur annually. The rule applies to all cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds or less. The NHTSA opines that dozens of lives will be saved annually and thousands of injuries prevented by application of this new rule. The rule does apply to larger vehicles like buses, large trucks, 18-wheelers, and large heavy trucks which have a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more as well. At least one study that our truck accident lawyers has found shows that large truck drivers could benefit from installing backing cameras and monitors to stem the tide of deaths and injuries caused by the backing of large trucks.
Spinal cord injuries leading to paralysis suffered by victims of auto accidents not only alter the victims' lives but their families' as well. Paralyzed car crash victims need specialized medical care and intense therapy. The paralyzed victim must rely on their family, friends, and healthcare workers to live, breathe, eat, and survive.
PULASKI COUNTY, GA – April 5, 2018 (macon.com). According to an online news report from macon.com, a man from Hawkinsville had a heart attack and crashed his car off of Georgia Highway 87 in Twiggs County.*
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – April 5, 2018 (news4jax.com). According to an online news report, 8 people, including 6 children, were involved in an accident that occurred on Jacksonville, Florida’s Southside.*
Floyd County, GA – April 8, 2018 (northwestgeorgianews.com). According to an online news report from northwestgeorgianews.com, the names have been released of the survivors of a fatal 2 vehicle accident that occurred after 11:00 p.m. on Friday night on Georgia Loop 1.*
BASCOM, GA — April 6, 2018 (newsherald.com). According to an online news report from newsherald.com, a teenager has been sadly killed and three others had serious injuries after a single-car crash in Jackson County, Florida.*
EFFINGHAM CO., GA – April 6, 2018 (wtvm.com). According to an online news report from wtvm.com, the Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a crash that occurred on Friday night on Old Augusta Road and Rincon-Stillwell Road.*
BURKE COUNTY, GA – April 8, 2018 (wjbf.com) – According to an online news report from wjbf.com, a person is dead in a car accident that occurred at approximately 3:30 a.m. Sunday on the Highway 25 bypass.*
BURKE COUNTY, GA – April 7, 2018 (wrdw.com). According to an online news report from wrdw.com, legal authorities identified the thirteen-year-old girl who was taking a walk on Ebenezer Church Road near Georgia Highway 23 on Saturday, April 7, 2018.*
COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA – April 6, 2018 (wdrw.com). According to an online news report from wdrw.com, police state that a person who sustained fatal injuries in a crash that occurred at Columbia and Louisville Roads on Friday, April 6, 2018 has been identified.*
MARIETTA, GA — April 6, 2018 (patch.com). According to an online news report from patch.com, eight individuals, which include six minors, sustained injuries Thursday, April 5, 2018, due to a crash that occurred in Jacksonville, Florida.*
Any brain injury has the potential to alter a person’s life irrevocably and can have a devastating outcome for the injured as well as the person’s family. Medicine recognizes two broad categories of brain injuries. They are traumatic brain injuries and anoxic brain injuries. Anoxic brain injuries occur when an injury or medical condition restricts blood flow to the brain. The lack of oxygenated blood flowing from the heart to the brain can cause irreversible damage in as few as four minutes. That is not much time to pass before a person suffers irreversible complications.
Bulldozer accidents on work sites are commonoccurrences. The notion seems hard to believe. Bulldozers can weigh as much as 104 tons to as little as 8 tons. Some stand over ten feet tall and may be as long as 25 feet, from the frontedge of the blade to the rear. Despite the sheer enormity of the machine, Georgia workers can die or suffer catastrophic injury from being struck by a bulldozer.
TITUSVILLE, FL – April 3, 2018 (ajc.com) and (uk.news.yahoo.com) – According to online news reports from ajc.com and uk.news.yahoo.com, a British family of four from Bristol, England that perished in a crash in central Florida have been identified.*
GREENEVILLE, TN – April 4, 2018 (greenevillesun.com). According to an online news report from greenevillesun.com, a seventy-five-year-old woman from Greeneville, Tennessee was killed in a two-truck crash after the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic.*
BELLE GLADE, FL — April 4, 2018 (bellegladesun.com). According to an online news report from bellegladesun.com, a sixty-tow year old man tragically died in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 as a result of being rear-ended.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 4, 2018 (ajc.com). According to an online news report from ajc.com, recently after receiving first aid supplies to treat traumatic bleeding, a school nurse was called to action, forcing her to use them due to a freak accident.
DEKALB COUNTY, GA – April 4, 2018 (cbs46.com). According to an online news report from cbs46.com, a collision between an 18-weeler flatbed truck and a tanker tractor trailer caused the southbound lane of I-285 south of I-20 to be shut down early on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.*
Nursing homes are intended to help care for patients who no longer have the ability to care for themselves without assistance. While nursing homes have helped many patients with life’s daily needs, there are still far too many patients that suffer injuries in them, many of which are preventable. A common injury associated with many nursing home patients is falling. As we grow older, it becomes more difficult to walk without assistance, and a vast majority of nursing home patients are elderly individuals.
Summers in Georgia can be considerably hot, sending many people to both private and public swimming pools on a daily basis, especially teenagers and young children who are not in school. Swimming pools are a refreshing break from the heat, and while swimming pools are intended to be fun and relaxing, they can also present dangers.
LAURENS COUNTY, GA. – April 1, 2018 (macon.com) A one-vehicle accident in Laurens County on April 1 resulted in the death of the driver and injuries to a passenger, according to a news report by macon.com.*
ATLANTA, GA. – March 30, 2018 (11alive.com) As reported by 11alive.com, a multi-car pileup that occurred at the start of the Easter holiday weekend outside Atlanta might have been the result of a road rage incident.*
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. – March 28, 2018 (insurancejournal.com) According to a news report by insurancejournal.com, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla vehicle.*
Workers’ compensation benefits are essential for employees who sustain workplace injuries or illnesses and are not able to work while they are recovering. Such benefits include weekly wages, coverage for injury-related medical expenses, medical care provided by an authorized physician, and the ability to return to work on a limited basis once an employee is well enough to return to work. Workers’ compensation benefits for injured and ill Georgia workers is important not only for the person who has sustained injuries or illness but also for the employer and Georgia’s workforce as a whole. When injured and ill employees are unable to work, the consequences reach beyond physical injuries. As such, workers’ compensation is intended to get employees back to work as soon as possible.
Workplace accidents can turn a person’s life upside down. Many workplace accidents are minor enough that the worker can return to work within a few weeks. However, when injuries are severe enough to keep an employee out of work for a longer period, such as three or more weeks, the physical, mental and financial consequences can be difficult both on the injured worker as well as any family members that rely upon that worker’s income for support. Georgia, like other states, has workers’ compensation laws that are intended to help injured workers by providing medical treatment, coverage for medical expenses, and compensation for lost wages during the recovery period.
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – April 3, 2018 (ajc.com). According to an online news report from ajc.com, two unrestrained dogs that escaped from their owner’s property attacked three individuals in Lawrenceville, Georgia.*
April 3, 2018 (curbed.com) - A report on curbed.com examines the safety implications of self-driving cars and how they fit into our changing world. As autonomous cars continue to have a greater presence on the streets, curbed.com explored questions about safety. Are these vehicles actually safe?*
SAN DIEGO, CA – April 4, 2018 (cbsnews.com). According to an online news report from cbsnews.com, four Marines have been killed in a Marine helicopter.
WATKINSVILLE, GA – April 5, 2018 (fcs.uga.edu)(wuga.org). According to online news reports from fcs.uga.edu and wuga.org, the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) is mourning the loss of a beloved faculty member.*
ATLANTA, GA – April 4, 2018 (wabe.com). According to an online report from wabe.com, the use of a cellphone when driving may shortly be a thing of the past in Georgia.*
ATLANTA, GA. – April 3, 2018 (savannahnow.com) The Georgia governor is expected to sign new legislation focused on cracking down on cell phone use while driving, as highlighted in a piece from savannahnow.com.*
Since 1998, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport has held the record for the world’s busiest airport, and the airport gets busier year after year. In 2016, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport saw approximately 104.2 million travelers, an astounding number that demonstrates just how essential Atlanta’s airport is for travelers worldwide. Because Atlanta’s airport is filled to the brim with travelers on a daily basis, the traffic surrounding the airport is likewise filled to the brim.
A large number of car accidents in Georgia are caused by distracted driving (such as texting, talking on the phone, or using apps on a smartphone, among others), running a red light, speeding, and driving under the influence. However, aggressive driving behavior is also a cause of serious and sometimes fatal car accidents. While many aggressive driving accidents involve traffic violations such as speeding or running a red light, there are often characteristics that make a driver’s conduct particularly aggressive, as discussed below.
LIBERTY COUNTY, GA. – March 27, 2017 (coastalcourier.com) According to a news report by coastalcourier.com, a Liberty County Sheriff’s deputy received several honors on March 26 for his heroism in response to a recent vehicle accident and a recent burglary in progress.*
GLYNN COUNTY, GA. – March 22, 2018 (thebrunswicknews.com) According to a news report by thebrunswicknews.com, Georgia State Patrol has now identified a woman tragically killed in a head-on collision March 21 in Glynn County.*
ATLANTA, GA. – March 28, 2018 (ajc.com) As reported by ajc.com, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Neurosciences Program is being awarded a grant to study pediatric brain injuries. The grant study could help improve the way pediatric brain injuries are diagnosed and treated.*
PIKE COUNTY, GA. – March 27, 2018 (ajc.com) According to a news report by ajc.com, an airplane involved in a recent fatal crash two years ago in Pike County had been experiencing prior issues during takeoffs.*
CHATSWORTH, GA. – March 28, 2018 (chatsworthtimes.com) Mohawk Industries is being investigated by OSHA again, after another employee died at its Chatsworth facility, marking the second employee death in seven months. A report on the investigation comes from chatsworthtimes.com.*
Every person injured in a Georgia accident who suffers back injuries deserves to know how much their claim could be worth. The answer lies in the details of your case. Because every case is different from the next, one cannot compare their case to someone else' and conclude that they should receive the same type of settlement. While it would be ideal to provide a solution to this most pressing question with certainty, it is simply not possible. However, do not be deterred. Examining what goes into valuing your Georgia back injury case with a qualified personal injury attorney can help you understand why the answer is uncertain at the outset.
Chainsaws are powerful tools that frequently come in handy. Many professions use chainsaws as an integral component of their work. Loggers and arborists, of course, use chainsaws on a daily basis. Construction crews, general contractors, home builders, stump removal specialists, firefighters, as well as telephone and electrical linemen, are some of the many professionals that use chainsaws in their everyday business. Many people have used chainsaws in their backyard or helped their neighbor fell a tree. In fact, chainsaw use is so frequent that maintaining the appropriate level of respect for the machine might be difficult.
BARTOW COUNTY, GA – April 3, 2018 (patch.com). According to a news report from patch.com, a Cartersville, Georgia man is accused of drunk driving and attempting to use his truck to strike a man while in his driveway.*
GLYNN COUNTY, GA – April 3, 2018 (news4jax.com) – According to a news report from news4jax.com, the Glynn County Police are increasingly patrolling the area during Zero Tolerance Month.
BALDWIN COUNTY, GA – April 2, 2018 (unionrecorder.com) – According to a news report from unionrecorder.com, a man who sustained minor injuries in a crash faces multiple charges after failing to pull over for police.*
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – March 28, 2018 (13wmaz.com). According to a news report from 13wmaz.com, the family of a boy who was nearly killed by a distracted driver is overjoyed over HB 673.*
Much of Georgia's population proudly works in the farming industry, and much of the state's area is farmland. Approximately 9.6 million acres of comprise farmland in Georgia and the average farm size is 228 acres. Additionally, the state of Georgia boasts about 42,000 individual farms, with 17,000 farms dedicated to raising livestock such as beef cattle and dairy cows. Farms in Georgia house other livestock such as horses, llamas, and pigs.
The windows in your car perform a vital function. Not only are they a means to see the world around you when you are in the car, but auto manufacturers designed auto glass to protect the occupants of the vehicle in the event of a collision. In fact, auto glass provides such an important safety function for the vehicle's occupants that the glass must conform to numerous safety standards imposed by the U.S. government.
COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. – March 30, 2018 (islandpacket.com) According to a news report by islandpacket.com, a woman has been airlifted to a hospital after a motorhome crash on Interstate 95 in Colleton County.*
HENRY COUNTY, GA. – March 29, 2018 (wsbtv.com) According to a news report by wsbtv.com, a Georgia mother is trying to spread the word about car seat dangers after her 2-month-old daughter was thrown from her car seat during a vehicle accident.*
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. – March 30, 2018 (fox5atlanta.com) According to a news report by fox5atlanta.com, an accident victim’s dog was stolen from the scene as the owner lay unconscious in his wrecked vehicle.*
Automatic doors cause numerous accidents in Georgia annually in shopping centers, airports, hospitals, banks, gas stations, convenience stores, and other facilities that use them. Automatic doors do not appear hazardous at first blush. They are inviting to the public because they seemingly greet shoppers with open arms as the shopper enters the store. The automatic doors of a store also bid farewell and express gratitude to the shopper for spending money as the door swings open to the outside, so the shopper does not have to struggle to hold the door as they exit. Automatic doors further close automatically, so the weather stays outside. However, they can be hazardous to shoppers if the owner fails to maintain the doors properly. The owner will be liable to the shopper for his or her injuries.
Shopping online has become a method of choice for many Georgians who would rather avoid the large crowds and lines of grocery stores, department stores, and other retail establishments. Amazon, one of the most popular online marketplaces, has grown substantially over the past decade. Early on, Amazon was primarily a business that sold books, and now the retail giant sells anything from clothing to food items and gadgets. Whatever a person may want or need, Amazon is likely to have it. Initially, Amazon, like many other online retailers, utilized UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service to ship goods to customers. While Amazon still uses these forms of delivery to ship goods, the retail giant has added its own delivery option where Amazon itself delivers goods to customers’ homes.
BROOKLYN, CT – March 17, 2018 (wfsb.com) A woman killed in a two-car crash in Connecticut on March 17 has now been identified and was reportedly a Georgia resident, according to a news report by wfsb.com.
Product liability law in Georgia can be a complex area of practice. Both federal and state laws intersect in product liability claims. Knowing and understanding federal and state laws are a challenge. Additionally, products liability cases often require the testimony of expert witnesses who must explain what happened and why the product caused an injury to the victim.
The discovery process in a Georgia personal injury lawsuit may be time-consuming, tedious, invasive, and even seem like a harassment technique to get you to quit. As a plaintiff in a Georgia legal claim, it is important to remember that discovery is a significant part of the progress of a lawsuit, even if it is annoying. You also can rest assured that your attorney generally has an equal opportunity to pose questions to the people who caused your injury, request evidence that may have some relevance to your case.
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.